Lions finish perfect season with big win in state title game

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

COLUMBIA — The Daniel Lions hadn’t trailed in the second half all season long, and they seemed poised to keep up that dominant streak on South Carolina high school football’s biggest stage with a 27-14 halftime lead over Camden in Saturday’s Class 3A state championship game at Spring Valley High School.

But the Bulldogs showed why they were the best the Lower State had to offer this season, scoring twice in the first five minutes of the second half to pull ahead 28-27 and put the pressure on Daniel.

The Lions responded to Camden’s blows the same way they had all season long — cool and collected, they swung back hard, outscoring the Bulldogs 25-3 the rest of the way to take a 52-31 win to bring home the program’s sixth state championship — and first since a

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